TITLE

THE EFFECTS OF THE ACCELERATED READER PROGRAM ON THE READING COMPREHENSION OF PUPILS IN GRADES THREE, FOUR, AND FIVE

AUTHOR(S)
Johnson, Roger A.; Howard, Carol A.
PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal;2003, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p87
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Many students continue to struggle with acquiring the necessary skills to become successful readers. The most commonly used software for teaching reading is the Accelerated Reader (AR). This study investigated the effect of the AR program on the reading achievement and vocabulary development of 755 third, fourth, and fifth graders from a low socio-economic, urban environment. Students categorized as "high AR users" gained significantly more on reading comprehension than those students categorized as "average and/or low users." The results indicate that the AR program can be quite effective if the participating students are willing to do supplemental reading.
ACCESSION #
32548753

 

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